Mississauga – The 2023 Nissan Sentra Cup season ended this weekend at Circuit Mont-Tremblant as part of the traditional Fall Classic. Two new races were on the schedule and were won by Nicolas Barrette on Saturday and Valérie Limoges Sunday.
In the final championship standings, Alexandre Fortin finishes with 497 points, 43 more than Valérie Limoges, who secured second place, thanks to her victory this Sunday. Nicolas Barrette (443 points) completes the final podium, ahead of Simon Vincent, Mathieu Miron and Daniel Fortin.
US expansion and prize money in 2024!
Although the 2023 season has just come to an end, the series organizers and Nissan Canada are already looking towards 2024. In addition to events in Canada (Quebec and Ontario) next season will see the series hosted at the Lime Rock Park track in Connecticut, marking the first ever event in the United States, on July 19 and 20, 2024.
The Nissan Sentra Cup, which was confirmed for the 2024 and 2025 seasons last August, will also offer $30,000 in cash prizes next season, in addition to certificates from Nissan Canada for spare parts (a value of $50,000), offered to drivers who finish on the podium of each race.
"It was a magnificent season and, as always, we had to wait until the very last race to crown the champion," said Jacques Deshaies, the series promoter. "Next year, the Nissan Sentra Cup will evolve again, this time becoming a North American series since we will have an event in the United States on the calendar, at the Lime Rock track in Connecticut."
For Nissan Canada President Steve Milette, "this 2023 season has been a great success and I congratulate the champions, all the participants and the organizers. The Nissan Grand Prix, at the beginning of July, was undoubtedly one of the best new developments of the season and I am happy to see it confirmed in 2024. The expansion to the United States is also a very exciting new development for the series, the drivers and of course Nissan Canada."
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